Congratulations! Now you are pregnant you need to choose a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) to provide your pregnancy care. There are several local midwives who are LMCs and we can assist you to find one who suits your needs.
Free pregnancy tests are available from any of our Midwives.
Antenatal classes are a great opportunity to meet other expectant parents in the area. You will also learn about late pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and the early days with a new baby.
Antenatal classes will be held over three Saturday mornings at Te Whare Oranga ō Parakai. Local Midwife, Reneé Roux de Buisson, will explain what happens during labour and birth, and in the few days after baby arrives
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The Helensville Birthing Centre provides facilities for your health and wellbeing throughout your pregnancy, with laboratory services, the Kaipara Medical Centre and a variety of other health services connected to the Birthing Centre. A radiology service visits central Helensville weekly and is able to provide pregnancy ultrasound scans on referral from your LMC.
For further information regarding your pregnancy and the maternity services available to you, phone 0800 MUM 2 BE, visit www.midwife.org.nz, www.maternity.org.nz or ask your LMC for the Ministry of Health booklet, Your Pregnancy To Haputanga. Don’t hesitate to ask your LMC to provide you with any specific or additional information and support relating to your pregnancy that you feel you need.